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Garth Crooks takes aim at “hysterical” David de Gea claim

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BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks hit out at David de Gea’s critics after the Spanish goalkeeper kept a clean sheet against Leicester.

United have reportedly agreed to waive a 25 per cent deduction clause in David de Gea’s new contract.

De Gea is believed to have signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford, with the option of an extra year.

“The save from Leicester’s James Maddison with only a few moments gone was superb and the tip over from a Ben Chilwell strike that was dipping viciously under the bar was also hugely impressive,” said Crooks in his BBC Sport Team of the Week column .”De Gea took some ferocious stick towards the end of last season from people who should have known better. Reports that De Gea is close to signing a new contract put some of those comments in their proper perspective and it will be the best bit of business United have done for some considerable time.”

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